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If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 71,220 People

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I promised that if I ever got better I would do

    something to help others in my situation. That was 34 years ago. I am just so happy to be well again. So much time has past that I forgot about my promise. Seeing many commercials for depression medications on TV these days has reminded me of it. The following is my experience...
    quickrush quickrush 51-55, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The battle is never ending!

    I'd love to win! Climb outta this hole for good and never look back. Is there anyone here that has had success with homeopathic remedies? I refuse to medicate myself ever again.
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    It was a fine day with a frightening end

    but am so so so happy that It ended good. Life is getting brighter now I dare to dream and TRY to achieve those dreams , which seemed impossible not long ago but I won't rejoice yet the road is loooong and depression is still in the background but not as heavy...
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    Idk I'm getting another panic attack

    and it sucks. My sister is getting angry for no reason and ugh! I'm hating this. Shes literally shouting on me and my parents aren't home. idk.. idk what to do.. nobody understands or cares..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Why does this dark hell always come back.

    Just when you think things are getting better
    cmabbott14 cmabbott14 22-25, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Four weeks, this time.

    Ive finally climbed out, and yet its the anger, that helps me through. The path to feeling normal is so delicately structured, im hoping i can get through today, without snapping. Verbally, hardly violent in the slightest. Still, i tend to speak my mind, and that gets me into...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    It's my 6th year at college

    that I supposed to graduate at the 4th year .... Am not lazy and not an F girl . But I had a lot of things which pot me in these road .. I am that girl who hide behind her fake laugh with the spirit of every thing is fine , tomorrow is a new day . Till now I am so good at...
    Gofran212 Gofran212 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    How to avoid saying the wrong thing to those in

    need. The Ring Theory (also called the Kvetching Order) developed by Susan Silk, a clinical psychologist. In this example, she writes about The patient, Katie (who suffered a brain aneurysm and was in the ICU for a long period of time) and Katie's husband Pat. Draw a circle...
    antisocialno4 antisocialno4 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like nothing makes sense anymore.

    I am not who I used to be, life seems pointless.
    GiuliaOlimpio GiuliaOlimpio 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today I can't find me way off the couch!

    ! I should be happy it's the weekend but I could care less 😕
    cynthiashortridge cynthiashortridge 31-35, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Hi I have been battle depression

    for a long time I feel alone no friend
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Someone please kill me,

    I don't want to do this anymore
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Nyx5 Nyx5 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    "You can tell how much a soul is broken by the

    amount of rage and sadness they hold inside"
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've heard people talk about the fact

    that we choose suicide because we're convinced that it's the only option. Subconsciously, I believe that. When I'm all alone, I believe that. Right now... I'm struggling to stop thinking about things.. I'm lonely, but at least it's not out of the ordinary.
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    As I lay next to friend sometimes I will wonder

    if he will miss me when I am gone? I am sure that he will know that somethings has changed around here and that I am not coming home. When I ask Jackie if I could have a new friend in my life he was not sure about all that, but it has helped me deal with everything that goes on...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I have battles with depression nearly my entire

    my life!! Some days are worse than others!
    cynthiashortridge cynthiashortridge 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I've been suffering from depression

    for the past 8 years, maybe more. I try to ignore it, hoping it will go away, but in the end it's still there.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Theres an old saying.

    Somewhere. Im not sure what it is or who said it, but im certain one applies here. Its 346am, and im here typing this on my samsung. Theres a half drunk 6 pack of blue moon ale on the table next to me, leftover from the night before. Ill probably rush the three, shotgun them...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 77 Responses Jul 9

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    It's good to know that you need other people

    as well as relationships in your life to stay emotionally stable. Even better when relationships end; that's my favorite feeling :^)
    2centdine 2centdine 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Taylorgangbby Taylorgangbby 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I feel like giving up right now.

    I'm so sick of feeling depressed. When I go to school it always makes it worse because there's too many mean people there. I hate most mean people. I just want to be happy. Or it to just all end. I had a break down today at school and almost cut. I haven't cut in over a...
    Taken111414 Taken111414 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I look to the sky desperate

    for answers The solace I crave never finds its way to me However the tears do Searing a path down my cheeks Pooling inside of palms turned upward As I sink to my knees and open my mouth into a silent scream The pain approaches in waves Crashing upon me and eroding my...
    EriDaniElla EriDaniElla 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012